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La Empanada in San Rafael

by Malcolm Ruthven 5 years ago

I stopped at La Empanada in San Rafael for lunch today. It's a quite small place in a very small strip mall next to Office Depot on the freeway side. I had a very good beef empanada (I think $6) ma...

Unique Jasmine | Burmese in Northgate Mall Food Court - San Rafael

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Unique Jasmine opened recently in the food court of Northgate Mall in San Rafael, offering Burmese and Chinese selections from the steam table. However, many of the Burmese dishes are not available...

Wetzel's Pretzels | Northgate - San Rafael

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Exiting Northgate shopping center a few days ago, I was offered a sample of an Almond Crunch pretzel when I passed by the stand. The nuts were not so crunchy. But the pretzel itself was pleasantly ...

Le Comptoir: Bistrot • Rotisserie • Epicerie in San Rafael

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Marin 'hounds, have you been to Le Comptoir yet? I just became aware of it today. It's related to Gamine in San Francisco. http://www.chowhound.com/post/gamine-finally-learned-trust-french-san-...

House of Lee in San Rafael closed?

The Librarian
by The Librarian 5 years ago

House of Lee on Fourth St. in San Rafael is one of my favorite restaurants. A couple of weeks ago, a sign on the door said that they were closed for remodeling. But now on Yelp it says they're clos...

Magnolia Park--San Rafael

by DBO 3 years ago

New place in San Rafael. Just had one of the best sandwiches I've eaten in a long time. Fried chicken with some kind of cole slaw. Better than Bakeshop Betty, which is a high bar.

Los Moles in San Rafael?

by Malcolm Ruthven 5 years ago

Has anyone been to Los Moles in San Rafael? It's in the location on Lincoln of the long-lived Las Camelias.

Thai Aroi-Dee in San Rafael?

by Malcolm Ruthven 5 years ago

Thai Aroi-Dee is a new place on 4th St in San Rafael (west end, taking over the Om space). Several rave reports on yelp for authentic Thai. 1518 Fourth St San Rafael 415-295-7464

Anyone Been to Mauna Loa Hawaiian BBQ in San Rafael?

by TerriL 12 years ago

I've driven past the place few times (it's on 3rd street), and was wondering if it's worth a stop. http://www.maunaloabbq.com/

Falafel Hut, San Rafael

by Mick Ruthven 14 years ago

I had lunch at the new Falafel Hut in downtown San Rafael on Saturday, and had the beef and lamb Shawarma ($6.95 as I recall). I expected to really like it, and I watched the top half of the kitche...

Mishki Cafe (San Rafael)

by Malcolm Ruthven 4 years ago

Mishki Cafe is in the same shopping center in north San Rafael as Scottie's Market. It shares space with a taqueria and serves Peruvian sandwiches and coffee (espresso bar). I had the sandwich w...

Chowdown Report - Fenix in San Rafael

by jackiecat 4 years ago

10 hounds gathered to sample Chef Gator's new lunch buffet on Oct 29. http://www.fenixlive.com/dining/kitchen-menus/ For $12 we enjoyed a wide array of Southern style dishes, so many that I cou...

Mi Casa Cafe in San Rafael

The Librarian
by The Librarian 4 years ago

I was looking at a list of San Rafael restaurants and found Mi Casa Cafe at 85 Woodland Ave. It apparently opened a few months ago, replacing another restaurant in the Bret Harte shopping center. W...

Miller's East Coast Deli, San Rafael has closed

The Librarian
by The Librarian 5 years ago

According to a fairly reliable source (a bagger at the Sausalito Mollie Stone's), they closed their Marin location and now are just on Polk in the city. I'm disappointed but not surprised. Jewish d...

Yu Shang in San Rafael

The Librarian
by The Librarian 5 years ago

I'm going to lunch there tomorrow for the first time. Any dishes that are particularly good? They serve Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, and Vietnamese, and that seems a little overwhelming to me. Thanks!

Uchiwa Ramen, San Rafael

The Librarian
by The Librarian 5 years ago

After seeing a mention of this place in the Asian soup in Marin post, I was curious about this new place. Any reports? Thanks!

Who's got the best food for takeout from San Rafael down to Corte Madera?

c oliver
by c oliver 5 years ago

This will be our last dinner with our daughter and her family (baby is almost six weeks old). I'm wanting to keep it simple and just do takeout. From a small query, it sounds like Chinese or pizz...

Seafood Peddler, San Rafael, decidedly Un-Chowish

by MSK 13 years ago

I know, I know...what was I really expecting? We had a special occasion in the family and the honoree requested lobster. We've been putting him off long enough and had to finally give in. H...

gluten free in San Rafael

by moto 5 years ago

representing two completely different food cultures, within a two block stretch of Fourth St. in San Rafael, Johnnys donuts and Lotus Chaat and Spices. available Sunday was one gluten free variety...

Sandwishes in San Rafael (Marin County)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Driving through downtown San Rafael in October, I noticed Sandwishes which apparently opened a month before. Anyone tried it? Sandwishes 1109 4th St San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 524-2737 https...